The Science of the Emirates Mars Mission

The Emirates Mars Mission aims to draw a clear and comprehensive picture of the Martian climate, which will give scientists deeper insight into the past and future of our own planet as well as the potential of life for humans on Mars and on other distant planets.

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The Hope Probe scientific objectives will include:

  • Integrate with the global Mars science community on key questions that no other mission has addressed
  • Study why Mars is losing its upper atmosphere to space by tracking the behaviour and escape of hydrogen and oxygen, the building blocks of water
  • Investigate the connection between the lower and upper levels of the Martian atmosphere
  • Create the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes through the day and between seasons
  • Observe weather phenomena, such as dust storms, changes in temperature, and how the atmosphere interacts with the topography
  • Reveal the causes of Martian surface corrosion
  • Search for connections between today’s weather and the ancient climate of the red planet
  • Integrate with the global Mars science community on key questions that no other mission has addressed
  • Study why Mars is losing its upper atmosphere to space by tracking the behaviour and escape of hydrogen and oxygen, the building blocks of water
  • Investigate the connection between the lower and upper levels of the Martian atmosphere
  • Create the first global picture of how the Martian atmosphere changes through the day and between seasons
  • Observe weather phenomena, such as dust storms, changes in temperature, and how the atmosphere interacts with the topography
  • Reveal the causes of Martian surface corrosion
  • Search for connections between today’s weather and the ancient climate of the red planet

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